David Langley and George Thornton commit futures to Wasps

Wasps have announced that David Langley and George Thornton have been awarded new academy contracts.

The front-row pair both joined the black-and-golds last summer and have since appeared in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and A League.

Immediately prior to arriving in Coventry, 24-year-old tight-head prop Langley operated in the National Leagues for Cambridge. Before this, he played in his native Essex for South Woodham Ferrers and while at university for Colchester.

Loose-head prop Thornton, who recently turned 21, has this season been seen on a dual-registration basis in the colours of National Two Broadstreet and National One Ampthill.

Before joining Wasps last summer, the Market Harborough product was under the guidance of former Coventry and Nuneaton head coach Mike Umaga at Bishop Burton College.

Head of Recruitment and Academy Kevin Harman said:

“George is an excellent character who is really good around the club.

“We’ve been really pleased with his progress this season, and are now looking for him to make a mark over the next 18 months in the A League, Anglo-Welsh Cup and possibly on loan in the Championship.

“David unfortunately had a serious leg injury training at Nottingham, but is now getting close to coming back.

“He has the size and potential to be a Premiership prop, and we hope he can realise that next year."